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Traeger Grills and Baldface Lodge Combine Forces

Posted by Traeger Service on January 28, 2015


Portland, OR: Traeger Grills and Baldface Lodge have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind dining and destination experience.

Oregon-based company Traeger Grills features natural wood pellet grills that help people cook delicious meals outdoors. Designed to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and barbeque- the difference of a Traeger Grill is in the taste. The Traeger Grill Company has been inspiring food enthusiasts for years and most recently British Columbia’s Baldface Lodge.

Jeff Pensiero, GM of Baldface Lodge, remembers- “The partnership with Traeger came to me from a long-time friend and mentor in the snowboard industry. He told me his Traeger Grill was nothing short of inspiring! That word resonated with me. I’m always looking to create the most aspirational experience for our guests. Our lodge and our food, alongside our 32,000 acres of world-class terrain, is what sets Baldface apart. This partnership has inspired our chefs, as well! They’ve purchased all grass-fed beef and organic turkeys and keep finding unique ways to use our Traegers: smoked apricots in our salads and a smoke infused butter cream topping for our carrot cake are just a couple new additions.”

The Baldface Lodge, featured on the front page of the New York Times and named as one of GQ’s Top Ten Hippest Hotels in the World, is barbecuing exclusively with Traeger Grills. Traeger Grills’ outdoor cooking products produce unique flavors that only natural wood pellet grills can offer and the Baldface Lodge felt the partnership would be a great addition to their resort experience.

Recently, some members of the Traeger Grill team traveled to British Columbia to spend a few days at the Baldface Lodge. Together they had an unforgettable powder experience and ate delicious food prepared by Baldface Chefs cooked exclusively on Traeger Grills. Team members mentioned, “We’ve finally found something better to smoke than weed in British Columbia,” and “Even gnu get’s better on a Traeger!”

Both companies are excited about the partnership and look forward to creating more unique experiences for visitors. “We look forward to many years of great food, great snow and great people to share them with,” concludes GM Jeff Pensiero.

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Cajun Spiced Smoked Shrimp

Posted by sbulloch on June 16, 2014

Cajun Spiced Smoked Shrimp

Often times, we find the simplest of recipes to be our favorites. Likely because they are so easy to prepare and require so few ingredients we can throw them together in a snap with full confidence they'll taste amazing. So it is with these Cajun Smoked Smrimp. The ingredient list is short, the cook time... also short. The flavor is huge, however, and never fails to please our crew.

The lemon, garlic, Cajun flavor combo knocks our socks off without overpowering the subtle sweetness of the shrimp. Throw these on the grill next time you're looking for a quick-cooking dinner to impress. Everybody who tries them will complement your cooking prowess and it can be your secret that it was the easiest meal ever. 


Cajun Smoked Shrimp


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Serves: 6-8 people
Recommended Pellets: Alder, Hickory, Oak


2 lbs raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves carlic, finely minced
1 tablespooon Traeger Cajun Shake
1 teaspoon Kosher salt


In a large zip-top bag, combine all ingredients and gently toss to ensure all of the shrim are covered. The shrimp can be covered and marinate for 3-4 hours, if desired, but it's not necessary.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke for 4-5 minutes to establish the fire. Close the lid, turn the temperature setting to High, and allow the grill to preheat for 10-15 minutes.

Thread the shrimp onto bamboo skewers and place directly on the hot grill grate. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until the flesh is opaque.

Cajun Spiced Smoked Shrimp

Cajun Spiced Smoked Shrimp

Serve immediately. We love them tossed into pasta and sprinkled with parmesan, or served on a bed of fresh greens with avocados and a creamy dressing. Enjoy!

Click below for a printable version of this recipe:

Cajun Smoked Shrimp.docx (14.82 kb)

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Traeger Accessory Guide: The NEW Digital Thermostat Kit

Posted by sbulloch on May 12, 2014

Hopefully you are already signed up to receive our e-mails and follow Traeger Grills on Facebook so you can get the earliest heads up on our latest deals, recipes, and specials. If you are already a connected member of Team Traeger, then you have seen our recent posts about our new Digital Thermostat Kit. If you aren't already familiar with this ridiculously handy upgrade, let me be the first to introduce you. Traeger Nation, meet the New and Improved Digital Thermostat Kit:

This beauty includes all of the temperature settings of our original Digital Thermostat, plus the newly added Shut Down Cycle. This unassuming little notch on the switchplate leaves the fan running on your Traeger for 10 minutes after you finish grilling then shuts off automatically. It seems like such a small and simple addition, but this tiny change makes a big difference in your grill maintenance. The extra time the fan spends blowing helps to cool your grill and firebox more quickly, thus reducing the amount of residual ash left behind in your firebox and grill bottom. We spend a lot of time using our Traeger (if you can imagine) and had a dedicated shop vacuum that we used weekly to clean out all of our excess ash and debris. With the new shut down cycle, our shop vacuum sits in the corner for at least a month at a time now. We promise, it is worth every second of the five minutes it took to install and will pay you back in time saved cleaning and maintaining your machine.

So, now that you know what it can do, the question remaining is do I need one?? Our Junior and PTG grills come with the basic three setting thermostat kit (Smoke, Medium, High). Older Lil Tex, Lil Tex Elite, Texas, and Select Grills came with our original digital thermostat kit (pictured below) while the newer versions of this model come with the new thermostat kit standard. Basically, if you look at your thermostat and you don't see the words "Shut Down Cycle" in white letters under your Smoke setting, you are ready for an upgrade.

So grab one today and enjoy cleaning your grill less. You're welcome.



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Traeger Essentials: Junior Grill

Posted by mmillet on May 2, 2014

Traeger Essentials: Junior Grill

Quality is not determined by size. Nothing demonstrates this better than our Junior Grill. It is small but mighty. The Junior is our solution of how to get your smoking fix on a smaller budget, in a smaller space or just want to add a second Traeger to your arsenal.

The Junior is nice because it can be used for tailgating, camping, or boating. Traeger makes it easy to traevel with the Folding leg kit, or Tailging Kit designed just for the Junior Grill. With it's cooking space, and easy mobility, it's our most versital grill.

Here are the specs:

  • Grilling Area Dimensions: Height - 38 inches, Width - 36 inches, Depth - 16 inches
  • 292 square inches of cooking surface
  • Our easy electronic autostart ignition and E-Z drain grease systems
  • 19500 BTU's
  • 3-speed Control (Digital Thermostat Control Available)
  • Weight: 68 lbs.

Just like the rest of our grill models, the Junior creates excellent tasting food every single time.


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Traeger Junior Elite Grill

Posted by mmillet on May 1, 2014

Traeger Junior Elite Grill

There's a whole lot to love about our classic, most affordable pellet grill, our Junior grill. So of course we had to polish her up a bit, turning her into our sleek and even more impressive href="http://www.traegergrills.com/shop/detail/BBQ155" target="_parent">Junior Elite. She's a beaut that any brisket would be lucky to have.

The Junior Elite still has enough space to roast 3 juicy chickens (292 square inches) but with the added bonus of our multi-position digital thermometer and a dashing and durable powder-coat finish.

It's time to upgrade your Junior and enjoy some of the finer things in life.

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The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwich

Posted by Traeger Service on April 10, 2014

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich


Yes, you know the name. This is the guy who could cook circles around you then take you down in an arm wrestling match, with his left hand, and only using three fingers. You get the point. I had the pleasure of creating a sandwich a year ago that I thought would fit the chef Robert Irvine name. I had read that he's a health nut, go figure, but likes a little sweet with his meal. So I decided to create the Robert Irvine candied salmon sandwich. A delicious savory and sweet candied salmon with a delicious but simple honey mustard on top. Chef thought it sounded pretty good so I kept it in my arsenal. When I joined as a Traeger blogger, I knew I had to talk to chef about his BBQ experiences. I was fortunate enough to ask him a few questions.

Traeger: First off chef, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions! What is it that calls your name when you hit your favorite BBQ spot?

Robert Irvine: I go for the local favorite. Good BBQ is an art. If I look for one thing it'd be somebody using fresh ingredients and quality cuts of meat.

Traeger: What would you say is the oddest thing you've ever had barbecued?

Robert Irvine: Rattlesnake

Traeger: Ha I'm not too sure how that'd be but I'm sure it could be delicious. Any funny or interesting BBQ stories you'd like to share?

Robert Irvine: I was doing a cooking demonstration on a US Navy ship and the ship's head chef, after seeing how I was preparing my ribs, challenged me to a BBQ rib cook off. His ribs were good, but not good enough!

Traeger: I'm an Army man myself, so I'll leave that one alone! What would you say is your favorite BBQ recipe?

Robert Irvine: This is the recipe I used on that Navy ship: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robert-irvine/ribs-recipe.html

Traeger: That sounds great! Thank you again for your time chef!




The Robert Irvine

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 to 20 minutes


2 croissant rolls

2 fillets of salmon

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp ginger

2 tbsp yellow mustard

1 tsp honey

spring salad mix


Prepare your Traeger grill according to the recommended settings, on smoke with the grill door open for 4-5 minutes. While your grill is preparing, get a bowl and mix your fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar. It should make a nice, thick liquid.  We'll use this to coat the front and back of your salmon.

Once your grill is ready, set turn your setting up to "High". As it heats up let your fish sit and marinate, this will give you a chance to get your sauce ready. This sauce is basic as basic gets. Combine your 2 tbsp of yellow mustard with your 1 tsp of honey. Now you can slice your bread if need be and get your lettuce ready.

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

Now that the grill is good and hot, place your salmon on the grill and set your timer for 15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your salmon your cooking time should be around 15-25 minutes. 

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

Now that these beautiful fillets are ready, lets craft this sandwich. This isn't rocket science, are you ready? Bun, candied salmon, lettuce (spring salad mix) and a nice slather of your home made honey mustard. Ladies and gentlemen, The Robert Irvine. If this sandwich is good enough for chef Irvine, it's good enough for anyone!



The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

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Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Posted by bpaulich on November 21, 2013

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Introducing Traeger's new limited edition Lil'Tex Elite, and Texas Grills.


What makes these grills different you ask? Well these limited edition grills have a sleek metallic blue paint color, and a new stamped Traeger logo stainless steel lid that really brings out the awesome metallic blue paint. We also decided to add an extra grilling rack inside for more grilling room, for those big holiday, and summer parties.

Don't miss out on this hot new grill. With only 400 total in stock, quantities are limited! Give someone you love the Traeger grilling experience this holiday season, with the limited edition Texas or Lil' Tex Elite grills.

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

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Traeger Insulation Blankets

Posted by mmillet on November 20, 2013

Those cold winds a blowin' mean one big thing when it comes to you and your Traeger: Heat Loss. Which means more pellets used and possibly longer cooking times. Ain't nobody got time for that!

The solution? Insulation Blankets. By using a snug insulation blanket in 35 degree weather, and below will help your Traeger maintains a consistent temperature while grilling, and you save money. (We know it all comes down to the money.) And we make them for several of our illustrous models.




So don't let the cold weather bleed you dry or hold you back from your Traeger'ing (especially during the holidays!).

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Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

Posted by sbulloch on October 20, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite


Traeger Nation, hopefully you have had a chance to check out the PTG, our most versatile

portable Traeger. We'd love to introduce you to our newest version, the Limited Edition PTG Elite. With bonus features like a classy bronze coating and digital thermometer upgrade, the PTG Elite is the perfect solution for anyone looking to bring the same great Traeger taste to camping, tailgating, picnicking, the college student, boating or whatever awaits you.

Wherever you can go, The PTG Elite can go! Here at Traeger HQ, we love hearing where your Traeger Grills are traveling. Ever since introducing the PTG we have heard some amazing tales of delicious food in faraway places. Some of our favorite stories, however, are those Pellet Heads cooking up some hot lunch in the office parking lot or the college student eating grilled chicken instead of pre-packaged chicken flavored noodles. Now you can do all that with the sleek look and increased temperature control of the PTG Elite. Friends, coworkers, and all the guys in the next parking spot over at your tailgate won't be able to ward off their jealousy when they see what you're cooking up on your Traeger.

Coming in at 40 lbs and 13 in high x 21 in wide x 17 in deep, the PTG Elite is just begging to be carried off into the sunset (we even have a nifty carrying case!!). Pair those specs with 169 sq. in. of grilling space (15"x12") and 16000 BTU's and you are ready to cook some serious grub in unparalleled style. So grab the PTG Elite and Traeger it up all over the place! Just be sure to send us pictures!

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

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Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

Posted by sbulloch on September 4, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit


Here at Traeger, we love to bring you the best of the best; innovative products that will be sure to fit your family and your lifestyle. That is why we are thrilled to introduce you to Traeger's new Outdoor Fire Pit. The same quality and craftsmanship you are used to in our other Traeger Grills, just in a good looking new form with outstanding functionality. Now you can sit next to your friends and family grill sit around the fire pit and introduce even more people to the delicious flavors that can only come from a Traeger.



  • 406 square inches of grilling space.
  • 2 separate grill positions. 
  •  Maximum pellet capacity: 15 lbs 
  •  15 Lbs of pellets burns for 1.5 hours. 
  •  Product weight: 48 Lbs 
  •  Product dimensions: Height 25.0 inches, 26 inch diameter 
  •  Screen lid for fire viewing and safety 
  •  Removable lower ash pan


Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit




Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

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